Gantz Reveals

Gantz reveals: Why did I react only today to the Yom Kippur storm?

It took Benny Gantz 48 hours to condemn the violence of the protesters against the worshipers on Yom Kippur. Now he explains why the response was delayed and whether it is related to polls from last night

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Among the various responses to the disruption of the Yom Kippur prayer in Tel Aviv, the one missing was that of the leader of the Machane HaMamlachti party, Benny Gantz, who only addressed the event today in the afternoon – 48 hours later.

Now Gantz reveals why it took him time to condemn the violence of the protesters against the worshipers and dismisses the claims that yesterday's polls are what prompted his response.

In an interview with News 12, Gantz explained: "On Yom Kippur, I read from a prayer book and don't use Twitter, so it takes time to clarify the facts."

Regarding the accusations that he responded due to the polls from last night, in which Netanyahu returned to the lead, Gantz said: "Put a polygraph on me; you'll see that I don't know the results of the polls. I didn't change my response because of them."

Regarding the scenario in which he would enter Netanyahu's government, Gantz said: "If there are conditions that will allow for a unity government - I have already proven that I know how to do it. Netanyahu does not want unity."


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